.xsession versus .xsessionrc

Posted on 2011-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Could you explain me the difference between these two files that are located in ~ directory? What is the purpose of each of these? What should contain one and not the other, etc.?

thank you
Question by:xRalf
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    Accepted Solution

    Look here (especially at section 7.5.2 and 7.5.3:

    The difference seems to be whether you are overriding bits of system code or not.
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    Assisted Solution

    Unix/Linux rc marks indicates a user configuration file.
    i.e. .bashrc

    This is where a user can customize the behavior of their shell/application that is different from the default system configuration.

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